DUI Urine Tests in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio
If the police believe that your alcohol or drug level is over the legal limit or impairing your ability to drive, the officer may ask you to submit to a urine test. If the alcohol content is between 0.11 and 0.237, you will be charged with DUI “per se.” If your alcohol content is at or above 0.238, you will be charged with DUI “per se, high test.”
Ohio Law Regarding DUI Urine Tests
For a urine test to be admissible in court, it must be collected, stored and examined by techniques such as gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. One of the biggest problems with urine testing is that alcohol or drugs may remain long after consuming them. Thus, they may no longer be impairing your ability to drive.
Despite the issues with urine tests, Ohio’s law supports their use in DUI cases. The urine test is admissible provided it was obtained within 3 hours and is examined according to Ohio Department of Health regulations. Moreover, refusal to submit to a urine test will result in an administrative license suspension (ALS).
Attorney Review of Urine Test
An attorney can review the urine test and, if problems exist, file a motion to suppress the results if the test was not conducted in compliance with Ohio Department of Health regulations. If the lab personnel or records do not demonstrate that the test was conducted in compliance with Ohio Department of Health regulations, they can be ruled inadmissible.
Columbus and Delaware, Ohio DUI Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with DUI in Columbus or Delaware, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your DUI case.